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rac·er

 (rā′sər)
n.
1. One that takes part in a race.
2. A vehicle used in racing.
3. Any of various fast-moving colubrid snakes of several genera, especially Coluber.
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racer

(ˈreɪsə)
n
1. a person, animal, or machine that races
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a turntable used to traverse a heavy gun
3. (Animals) any of several long slender nonvenomous North American snakes of the colubrid genus Coluber and related genera, such as C. lateralis (striped racer)
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rac•er

(ˈreɪ sər)

n.
1. a person, animal, or thing that races or takes part in a race.
2. anything having great speed.
3. any of several slender, active snakes of the genera Coluber and Masticophis.
[1640–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.racer - someone who drives racing cars at high speedsracer - someone who drives racing cars at high speeds
finisher - a racing driver who finishes a race
driver - the operator of a motor vehicle
2.racer - a fast car that competes in racesracer - a fast car that competes in races  
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
cockpit - seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car
finisher - a race car that finishes a race
stock car - a racing car with the basic chassis of a commercially available car
3.racer - an animal that races
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
greyhound - a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog
steeplechaser - a horse trained to run in steeplechases
finisher - an animal that wins in a contest of speed
4.racer - slender fast-moving North American snakes
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
black racer, Coluber constrictor, blacksnake - blackish racer of the eastern United States that grows to six feet
Coluber hippocrepis, horseshoe whipsnake - slender fast-moving Eurasian snake
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racer

noun competitor, runner, contender, sprinter a former champion powerboat racer
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Translations
závodníkkolozávodní vůz
væddeløbsdeltager
kilpa-ajaja
trkač
versenygép
kappakstursbíll
レーサー
경주자
pretekárske auto/bicykel
kapplöpningsdeltagare
ผู้เข้าร่วมการแข่งขัน
vận động viên đua

racer

[ˈreɪsəʳ] N (= runner) → corredor(a) m/f; (= horse) → caballo m de carreras; (= car) → coche m de carreras; (= bike) → bicicleta f de carreras
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racer

[ˈreɪsər] n (= bike) → vélo m de courserace relations nplrelations fpl interracialesrace riot némeute f raciale
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racer

nRennfahrer(in) m(f); (= car)Rennwagen m; (= bicycle)Rennrad nt; (= yacht)Rennjacht f; (= horse)Rennpferd nt
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race1

(reis) noun
a competition to find who or which is the fastest. a horse race.
verb
1. to (cause to) run in a race. I'm racing my horse on Saturday; The horse is racing against five others.
2. to have a competition with (someone) to find out who is the fastest. I'll race you to that tree.
3. to go etc quickly. He raced along the road on his bike.
ˈracer noun
a car, bicycle etc built for competitive racing.
ˈracecourse noun
(a place with) a course over which horse races are run.
ˈracehorse noun
a horse bred and used for racing.
ˈracetrack noun
(a place with) a course over which races are run by cars, dogs, athletes etc.
ˈracing-car noun
a car specially designed and built for racing.
a race against time
a desperate attempt to do something before a certain time.
the races
a meeting for horse-racing.
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racer

مُتسَابِق závodník væddeløbsdeltager Rennfahrer δρομέας corredor kilpa-ajaja coureur trkač automobile da corsa レーサー 경주자 racer racer biegacz corredor гонщик kapplöpningsdeltagare ผู้เข้าร่วมการแข่งขัน yarışçı vận động viên đua 比赛者
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How gloriously he would go plowing the dancing seas, in his long, low, black-hulled racer, the Spirit of the Storm, with his grisly flag flying at the fore!
Every thought of his soul had been set full-stretch, like a racer, on that money; well, he was brought up, in a single second, dead; and he kept his head, found his temper, and changed his plan before the others had had time to realize the disappointment.
Meantime Jack was holding fast to the post and the Saw-Horse was tearing along the road like a racer. Neither of them knew Tip was left behind, for the Pumpkinhead did not look around and the Saw-Horse couldn't.
"The weasel is called Adrune; the fox, Blue-foot, or the Racer of the Woods; the wolf, Gray-foot, or Gold-foot; the bear the Old Man, or Grandfather.
AS THURIA, swift racer of the night, shot again into the sky the scene changed.
The black-haired racer, backed by a dozen supporters, was climbing the outside stairs to the judges.
He was flying like a racer. Suddenly he raised his bearded face, saw us close to him, and pulled up, springing from his machine.
Like other men in whom sentiments and ideas are of equal strength, whose souls are noble and their brains well balanced, he was the defender of his wife before the tribunal of his own judgment; he told himself that nature doomed her to a disappointed life through his fault; HIS; she was like a thoroughbred English horse, a racer harnessed to a cart full of stones; she it was who suffered; and he blamed himself.
At the time when the racers had to go to the pavilion to receive the prizes, and all attention was directed to that point, Vronsky's elder brother, Alexander, a colonel with heavy fringed epaulets, came up to him.
As Captain Bonneville was desirous of judging of the comparative merit of their horses, he purchased one of their racers, and had a trial of speed between that, an American, and a Shoshonie, which were supposed to be well matched.
I've heard of your four-in-hand, and your yacht, and your racers, and that beautiful house in Park Lane.
"She must be one of the racers in the sacks, who had set off before we came."